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Boone County, Indiana

Organized in 1830, frontiersman Daniel Boone is this county's namesake

County Seat: Lebanon

Largest City: Zionsville (2018 population: 27,153)

Population per Square Mile: 158.43

Square Miles: 422.90

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)56,638270.9%6,484,192
Today (2018)66,999241.0%6,691,878
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*66,161261.0%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today18.3%2 3.2%

*Projection based on 2010 Census counts.
Sources: U.S. Census Bureau; Indiana Business Research Center

Components of Population Change, 2017-2018NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration8106 3,555
Net International Migration3025 9,227
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)374121.9%19,211

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2018NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)4,531226.8%6.3%
School Age (5 to 17)13,1872219.7%17.2%
College Age (18 to 24)5,214277.8%9.8%
Young Adult (25 to 44)17,2522325.7%25.4%
Older Adult (45 to 64)17,8612426.7%25.6%
Seniors (65 and older)8,9542913.4%15.8%
Median Age37.8  Median Age = 37.9

Sources: U.S. Census Bureau; Indiana Business Research Center

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2018NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone188320.3%0.4%
Asian Alone2,049153.1%2.5%
Black Alone1,349262.0%9.8%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone30320.0%0.1%
White62,2942493.0%85.1%
Two or More Race Groups1,089241.6%2.1%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic64,8732496.8%92.9%
Hispanic2,126293.2%7.1%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2017 (Includes detail not shown below)24,22826100.0%100.0%
Married With Children6,5331727.0%18.8%
Married Without Children8,1412633.6%30.0%
Single Parents1,712287.1%9.6%
Living Alone5,5922623.1%28.3%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-year estimates.

HousingNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Total Housing Units in 2018 (estimate)27,55326100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2017 (includes vacant units)25,97726100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
18,3672570.7%61.2%
Median Value (2017)$207,5002  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
5,8612622.6%27.7%
Median Rent (2017)$7037  

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-year estimates.

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2018/2019 Total Reported) 12,448231.1%1,117,590
Public12,448211.2%1,054,903
Adults (25+ in 2017 ACS)41,421270.9%4,369,451
with High School diploma or higher93.7%3 88.3%
with B.A. or higher degree47.2%2 25.3%

Sources: Indiana Department of Education; U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-year estimates.

Income and PovertyNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Per Capita Personal Income (annual) in 2017$71,1022157.5%45,150
Median Household Income in 201782,6702152.7%$54,134
Poverty Rate in 20175.7%8942.9%13.3%
Poverty Rate among Children under 185.9%9033.1%17.8%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 201824560.4%6,032
Food Stamp Recipients in 20182,172560.4%605,854
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2018/20192,384470.5%514,915

Sources: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis; U.S. Census Bureau; Indiana Family Social Services Administration; Indiana Department of Education

Health and Vital StatisticsNumberRank of Percent of StateIndiana
Births, 2017770260.9%82,170
Births to Teens, 201716680.3%5,152
Deaths, 2017515290.8%65,602

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2018NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force35,904241.1%3,381,713
Employed34,933241.1%3,265,580
Unemployed971270.8%116,133
Annual Unemployment Rate2.78179.4%3.4
May 2019 Unemployment Rate2.38479.3%2.9

Source: STATS Indiana, using data from the Indiana Department of Workforce Development

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2017 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work41,128100.0%$1,925,042100.0%$46,806
Wage and Salary31,18875.8%$1,339,99069.6%$42,965
Farm Proprietors5081.2%$12,8300.7%$25,256
Nonfarm Proprietors9,43222.9%$270,49114.1%$28,678
Farm6741.6%$19,1271.0%$28,378
Nonfarm40,45498.4%$1,905,91599.0%$47,113
Private36,41288.5%$1,675,95487.1%$46,028
  Accommodation, Food Serv.2,2485.5%$47,4542.5%$21,109
  Arts, Ent., Recreation6931.7%$15,8080.8%$22,811
  Construction2,8166.8%$194,35610.1%$69,018
  Health Care, Social Serv.2,1245.2%$125,1346.5%$58,914
  Information5081.2%$29,1451.5%$57,372
  Manufacturing2,7366.7%$156,0948.1%$57,052
  Professional, Tech. Serv.2,5746.3%$146,8607.6%$57,055
  Retail Trade8,53420.7%$367,89619.1%$43,109
  Trans., Warehousing2,7436.7%$136,8297.1%$49,883
  Wholesale TradeData not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Other Private (not above)9,361*22.8%*$308,943*16.0%*$33,003*
Government4,0429.8%$229,96111.9%$56,893

Source: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis
* These totals do not include county data that are not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.

Residential Building Permits, 2018UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed477100.0%100.0%$160,414$4,879,857
Single-Family47198.7%76.4%$159,814$4,269,197
2-Family61.3%2.0%600$49,353
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.2%$0$6,163
5+ Family00.0%21.4%$0$555,144

Notes: Detail cost may not sum to total due to rounding. Greene County does not currently issue building permits, so it is excluded.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Largest Cities and Towns in Boone County

NamePopulation
in 2018
Percent of County
Advance5140.8%
Jamestown9021.3%*
Lebanon16,11724.1%
Thorntown1,5532.3%
Ulen1270.2%
Whitestown8,62712.9%
Zionsville27,15340.5%
* This place crosses county lines, so only population in this county is shown.
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